Houston/San Antonio car hauling

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Ddegetaire, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Ddegetaire

    Ddegetaire Bobtail Member

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    I’m from the Houston Texas area. I’ve heard from a couple of sources that there is a car hauler lane that goes back and forth from Houston to San Antonio. I was wondering if anyone had any info on this. Where are the cars coming from and how do you get on this lane? Who can I contact to get the right info on this? Any help at all is appreciated thank you. I own my truck and trailer just wondering if anyone knows the best way to get on this gig.
     
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  3. Bamrbaker

    Bamrbaker Bobtail Member

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    I don't run that lane, but you're kind of asking the Golden Goose to give you her only egg. Most folks take it as a trade secret to reveal such things. I've been running Texas lanes only for about 1 year (decided to run a 500 mile radius for awhile) and most of the lanes here are pretty saturated. Everyone is going to make it big in Texas with a car hauler, fortunately I'm already retired and have a pension coming in. But to answer your question most likely hit the load boards and gain customers, like most others do. There's no easy way to just jump into a lane without hitting the spot on a board and meeting people. You gotta get a reputation with specific customers they'll start calling you. Houston is tough though, I don't run into there because of the rates. If you aren't hauling 7-9 bulk loads you can't make a ton in Houston. They'll get down to less than .30 a car. I've met a few from the Houston area and hauled for them up to DFW from San Antonio, if I have a customer call me and needs something moved from Houston I call one guy and give it to him, but it's few and far between. I know another guy for instance that's in Houston with a 7 car. He has a customer and dead heads to Waco twice a week comes back loaded. Prob took him awhile to get that sole customer. But he also owns a repair shop and 12 other things to keep going, and he sleeps about 1.8 hrs per day.
     
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  4. ratchet101

    ratchet101 Bobtail Member

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    I tried sleeping a couple of hours a day didn’t work out too well.
     
  5. bamanation

    bamanation Medium Load Member

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    You need to call U.S Auto Logistics. Though they do have multiple loads going both ways every day. I’m not sure about them needing more O/O...
     
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    I know they haul Toyotas out of the San Antonio plant to a distribution hub in Houston and then if SA dealers need trucks they come back from Houston. Years ago they used to haul autos of all makes out of a rail yard next to Ft Sam Houston at the I-35 Loop 410 interchange. I don’t think they do that anymore. It used to be a cool thing to go down there and see your shiney new special ordered car being off loaded from a railcar to go to the local and regional dealers.
     
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